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Okawville Rockets To A Runner-Up Finish In Peoria

       All Photos Special To The Nashville News, Courtesy of Steve Humphrey, Humphrey Photography. Images Copyright Humphrey Photography. Visit humphoto.com to purchase images or for more information. By Brent Huelsmann     For the first time in 30 years, the Okawville Rockets boys basketball team brought home a trophy from the State Tournament. After beating

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Column: Galleries And Calendars And Nash-News.com, Oh My!

Dear Readers: It’s an exciting time here. Spring is so close I can practically taste it (Yum…Hayfever!), and well, if we’re being honest, it’s still pretty chilly out, but it is March and this Monday was Casimir Pulaski Day so that means Sunday was…DuBois PolishFest! I have enjoyed PolishFest for a long time before I

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Blue Light Special

The volunteer firefighters of the Nashville Fire Protection District held a training night on Thursday, March 2, and began to practice operations with the department’s new ladder truck. The truck’s extendable ladder has rungs that are illuminated with blue LEDs.

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Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor

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Kids Fishing Day Planned For May 7

    Tom McFeron of The Washington County Sportsmen spoke to the Nashville City Council on March 2 to make plans for the 43rd annual kids fishing derby. By Alex Haglund Tom McFeron of the Washington County Sportsmen visited with the Nashville City Council at their regular meeting on Thursday, March 2, and talked about getting

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IEPA Compost Site Inspection Forces City To Lock Gate

By Alex Haglund Street Department Commissioner Rich Schuette told the council that the city’s compost site had gotten its annual surprise visit from an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) inspector. While the site received high marks on the inspection, Schuette said that this inspector did not like the idea of the gate being left open.

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Leading The Way To PolishFest

Andy Kabat guides his tractor down the parade route at DuBois PolishFest, held on Sunday, March 5, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. The float that he was pulling was the Kabat family’s, and was in honor of his father, the late Butch Kabat, who organized the antique tractor display before the parade in years

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DuBois PolishFest 2017 Photo Gallery

Every year, the Sunday before Casimir Pulaski Day, the town of DuBois hosts its raucous PolishFest. This Sunday, March 5 was this year’s event, with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Following that there was lots more food, fun, music, and of course, “piwa.” See someone you know in the gallery? Feel free to share

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Sheriff’s Report – March 1, 2017

February 26 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Ambulance, and Ashley Fire Department responded to Richview for a report of a medical emergency. February 25 Francisco J. Abatos-Hurtado, 35 of Centralia, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for No Valid Driver’s License and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy

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Police Report – March 1, 2017

February 20 The Nashville Police Department responded to N. Grand Ave. at W. Maple St. for a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to the 400 block of E. Adams St. for a domestic dispute. Police responded to the 400 block of E. St. Louis St. for an animal complaint. Officers responded to the 300 block of

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